I am the light of the world. (John 9:5)
Jesus spoke these words just before He healed the man born blind. Many people of that day believed suffering was the result of a specific sin. The disciples asked, “Who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?” Jesus replied, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.” He continued, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Jesus then healed the man. One moment he was blind and lived in darkness. The next moment he could see and lived in the light. This work of Jesus, like all His miracles, gave evidence that He was the Son of God and Savior of the world. He was the long-awaited Messiah.
Jesus later went to this man and asked, “Do you believe in the son of man?” The man inquired, “Who is he that I may believe in him?” Jesus then said, “It is he who is speaking to you.” The man said, “Lord, I believe” and he worshipped Jesus.
This is the work of Jesus. The eyes of the spiritually blind are open through the Gospel. By the power of the Word and the working of the Holy Spirit, God creates faith in our hearts. We know the truth of Jesus and the Good news of His salvation. Through faith, we too can say, “Lord I believe.”
Thank you, Jesus, for bringing sight to the blind. Thank you for opening our eyes to the truth of your Gospel. Amen.
Verse for today:
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. (John 12:46)